View Full Version : Pea Pod Baby Set?

07-22-2007, 10:40 AM
Is anyone working on this pattern (link is in my signature)? I'm working on the sweater body and I'm getting confused.

Are you supposed to repeat the Lace Set-up chart or just knit it once? I'm assuming just once makes the most sense but the chart has red outline around it showing that the pattern should be repeated.


07-22-2007, 11:22 AM
It looks like just once, since it says to use 15 stitches.

07-23-2007, 09:11 AM
Thanks Ingrid! I like this set but the pattern just isn't written like I'm used to. It's more like a conversation with charts . . .

I'm sailing along now and I don't foresee any more problems until I have to divide up for the sleeves. Once step at a time I guess!

10-14-2007, 02:47 PM
I was curious -- how did this turn out? I am thinking of making this but haven't even made it through reading the entire pattern. I find the pattern very confusing, but I am a newbie to knitting.


10-14-2007, 06:33 PM
I found this pattern to be EXTREMELY confusing and I've knitted for years. I finally just 'did what I thought was right' when even doing things step by step didn't help me understand anything any better.

So, just do what you think is right. I even changed the front of my baby cardi and just put a seed stitch border on the button flap instead of what she called for in the pattern. IF I can find a pattern (when I get home from work) I'll post it - so, you can see what I did.

10-14-2007, 08:31 PM
I feel better now. :)

I'm on the verge of choosing another pattern. The pea pod is the only pattern I've found that has the right gauge for the yarn I have, though. But I think I'd better scale down my aspirations now that I know it's not just me.

10-15-2007, 03:35 AM
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p120/iwouldratherbeknitting/knitting065-1.jpghttp://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/IMG]http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p120/iwouldratherbeknitting/knitting065-1.jpg[/IMG]Here's the sweater that I made using that pattern. WELL.. I 'sort of' used the pattern- I changed things around.http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/IMG]http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p120/iwouldratherbeknitting/knitting065-1.jpg[/IMG]

10-15-2007, 11:03 AM
Honestly, I think the sweater you made is nicer than the one in the pattern!

10-15-2007, 11:04 AM
iwouldratherbeknitting....I adore your sweater! Precious color and beyond precious sweater.

10-15-2007, 11:10 AM
Thanks everyone- I added the cable.. to make it more 'boy-ish' and the seed stitch buttonhole band and I just put a regular 'ribbing' on the neckline.

I don't think that the pattern had a cable? I can't even remember now?

I loved the yarn too- I found a washable wool yarn to use. I made it for a baby born in July- but, I wanted it big enough to wear w/ the sleeves rolled up this winter and 'hopefully' it will be big enough for next winter too? I'd rather make baby gifts larger than they need to be- so, they can be worn longer.. after all that work. :teehee:

10-15-2007, 12:19 PM
I agree that this pattern was very confusing. Here's a link to pictures on my blog of the completed set: http://motherhenknits.blogspot.com/2007/08/finished-object-peapod-baby-set.html

Now that I've knit it up once I think it would be much easier to do again.

10-15-2007, 12:20 PM
wow!i love the modified sweater u did!! nice!!!

10-16-2007, 02:14 AM
Thanks Mash and others.. ALL I kept the same was the 'bottom stitch pattern' and I cast on the same number of stitches called for in the pattern- the rest was an 'ad-lib' of knitting. :D

Susie.. your set is adorable! Nice to see it knitted up as the pattern was 'suggested that it be knitted.' Good job for managing to understand it enough to knit it. :cheering:

10-16-2007, 09:42 AM
Susie.. your set is adorable! Nice to see it knitted up as the pattern was 'suggested that it be knitted.' Good job for managing to understand it enough to knit it. :cheering:

I'm glad I wasn't the only one that had issues with the pattern. I kept complaining to my husband that it was written like a conversation and I'm more of a row by row kind of girl! Great job with the cable variation!